U.S. jury convicts singer Ar Kelly

Famous American singer and producer Ar Kelly has been indicted on all charges against him. According to the jury, Ar Kelly is guilty of extortion, violation of laws prohibiting human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, as well as sexual abuse of a child. The information appeared on the Twitter account of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of the United States on Monday, Sept. 27. The court’s decision is scheduled to be announced on May 4, 2022.

The hearing lasted six weeks. The jury had been deliberating on the verdict since Friday. According to CNN, the singer’s lawyer will appeal the verdict because he believes the charge is fraudulent.

The musician was arrested in July 2019 and charged with violence, ties to minors, and blackmail – a total of 13 counts. R. Kelly pleaded not guilty. The court learned of this from the performer’s lawyers, as the singer himself did not communicate with the judge.

In 2008, R. Kelly appeared in court in Illinois, which acquitted the singer in a child pornography case.

Ar Kelly became popular in 1995 after the release of the song I Believe I Can Fly.